Monday, August 21, 2017

Meek Estate Park


Meek Estate Park is the estate of William Meek who was one of Hayward's most prominent citizens when the area was first being settled in the 1850's. Meek moved to Hayward in 1859 and seeded the area with cherry, plum, apricot and almond orchards. A source says that area, which is still known today,as Cherryland got its name because of cherry trees planted by Meek. Meek was a county supervisor and the Meek Mansion is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places:














The Carriage House:




Meek Estate Park is one of those really cool places in Hayward that not many know about. It is a lovely place to walk around and think about what life was like 150 or so years ago.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pauline's Antiques Of Alameda


I was in Alameda and had some time to kill. I stopped in a place called Pauline's Antiques and had one of the most interesting experiences of my life. Pauline's Antiques is more of a store of a serious pack rat. It is two stories filled with stuff and when I say filled, I mean it.:

As you walk in

 It is a great place to go if you have time to kill:












And I bought this:



Pauline's Antiques is one of the most interesting stores I have ever been. It is amazing to look around and browse.

Hanging at Martinelli Winery


While in Santa Rosa, I headed over to check out the Martinelli Winery in its full glory:










The Martinelli Winery is a nice place to relax with friends after you have been out and about for the day.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Charles M. Schultz Museum Part Deux



People wanted to see more of my visit to the Charles M. Schulz Museum and I will not disappoint:





In the gift shop, there is special gallery up stairs which is really cool:







This next piece is a Japanese wood carving called the "The Dragon and Snoopy":



The Peanuts gang doing the Beatles



The Charles M. Museum and Research Center is a wonderful place to go. The cool thing is that I am a member and can go as I please. Hopefully, they will change some exhibits and might go up there and report back on the changes there.